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Primeur weekly 2012-10-15

The Cloud

European Union Cloud strategy adopted and new web presence of DG CONNECT launched ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available ...

Brocade advances OpenStack-based private Cloud adoption with Piston Cloud ...

Dell expands Cloud client computing solutions for VMware View, Desktop as a Service and channel offerings to Europe ...

AT&T and IBM create breakthrough global Cloud service for businesses ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business ...

An operating system in the Cloud ...

VMware extends Cloud management capabilities with vCloud Suite updates ...

VMware introduces Enterprise Purchasing Programme ...

EuroFlash

Brocade fabric switches to provide networking support for new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform ...

Bull announces EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers ...

Launch of the EGI Writing Prize 2013 in association with iSGTW ...

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures to celebrate 10th anniversary ...

Quantum oscillator responds to pressure ...

Wireless data at top speed ...

USFlash

Dell and major research universities increase access to research computing supported by Internet2 ...

Agriauto selects IBM to fully to consolidate data centre ...

IBM expands PureSystems family to help clients tame Big Data ...

Indiana University to acquire nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer ...

High tech on the High Plains ...

Opening and dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility scheduled October 15 ...

SDSC to house data repository for NIH Metabolomics project ...

Topological superconductors ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch

15 Oct 2012 San Diego - Mellanox has introduced SwitchX-2, the next generation of its switch silicon optimized for Software Defined Networking (SDN). SwitchX-2 includes advanced capabilities of remote configurable routing tables, lossless and congestion free networks, efficient control planes, and SDN-optimized software interfaces.

SwitchX-2 enables IT managers to program and centralize their server and storage interconnect management and dramatically reduce their operational expenses by completely virtualizing their data centre network. According to IDC, the broader SDN/OpenFlow market is expected to see rapid growth, reaching $2 billion by 2016, a significant portion of which will be network infrastructure.

SwitchX-2 is based on Mellanox's leading Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology which allows for simultaneous connection to InfiniBand or Ethernet with integrated gateways to legacy data centre and storage systems. Utilizing industry-first, RDMA-based 56Gb/s Ethernet and InfiniBand, SwitchX-2 is the world's fastest, most scalable SDN switch with unmatched 4Tb/s switching capacity (50 percent higher than closest competition), the industry's lowest power consumption, extremely low 170ns latency, hardware-based L2/L3 congestion management for highest efficiency and hardware-based data error correction for highest reliability. SwitchX-2's advanced feature set enables the creation of larger flat SDN networks with lower cost and higher performance.

"Software Defined Networking is rapidly emerging as a key architectural element for next generation Cloud, Web 2.0 and scalable data centers. As a building block for SDN-enabled network infrastructure, switches with high throughput, low latency and low power consumption are expected to be instrumental in realizing the goal of reducing operational expense while enabling data centre scalability and flexibility", stated Rohit Mehra, vice president, Enterprise and Datacenter Networks, IDC. "Technologies such as Mellanox SwitchX-2, when built into next-generation data centres, will enable IT to benefit from the promise of Software Defined Networking by delivering improved throughput, latency and power, along with enhanced programmability, automation and control."

"Mellanox's SwitchX-2 VPI switch leads the industry with the highest throughout capacity, low latency with nearly zero jitter, as well as advanced SDN interfaces for control and management", stated David Barzilai, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "SDN technology has been a critical component of the InfiniBand scalable architecture and has been proven worldwide in data centres and clusters of tens-of-thousands of servers. Now, with SwitchX-2, Mellanox provides the most efficient SDN solution for both InfiniBand and Ethernet data centres. Mellanox's fast, RDMA-based interconnect technology leads the competition in terms of performance, SDN technology and return-on-investment advantages it brings to IT and application managers."
Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2012-10-15

The Cloud

European Union Cloud strategy adopted and new web presence of DG CONNECT launched ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available ...

Brocade advances OpenStack-based private Cloud adoption with Piston Cloud ...

Dell expands Cloud client computing solutions for VMware View, Desktop as a Service and channel offerings to Europe ...

AT&T and IBM create breakthrough global Cloud service for businesses ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business ...

An operating system in the Cloud ...

VMware extends Cloud management capabilities with vCloud Suite updates ...

VMware introduces Enterprise Purchasing Programme ...

EuroFlash

Brocade fabric switches to provide networking support for new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform ...

Bull announces EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers ...

Launch of the EGI Writing Prize 2013 in association with iSGTW ...

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures to celebrate 10th anniversary ...

Quantum oscillator responds to pressure ...

Wireless data at top speed ...

USFlash

Dell and major research universities increase access to research computing supported by Internet2 ...

Agriauto selects IBM to fully to consolidate data centre ...

IBM expands PureSystems family to help clients tame Big Data ...

Indiana University to acquire nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer ...

High tech on the High Plains ...

Opening and dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility scheduled October 15 ...

SDSC to house data repository for NIH Metabolomics project ...

Topological superconductors ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch ...